BECOME A POLICE DOG HANDLER
“Learn how to become a dog handler with our insiders guide which has been written in conjunction with current serving Police Dog handlers. We will show you how to pass the selection process, what the role of a handler involves and how to train your dog in preparation for police work.”
- Police dogs are crucial to a police officer’s work. They carry out many essential tasks during their service as working dogs in the community.
- The police dog is a highly trained animal, many of which are German Shepherd dogs.
- Although other breeds, such as Labradors and Spaniels, are used for their scenting abilities to locate drugs, arms and explosives. Dobermanns, Rottweilers and Weimaraners are also used for a variety of purposes.
- Police dog handlers must be prepared to exercise and care for the dog whilst off duty.
- All police handlers need to be experienced police officers because you need to know the operational and legal implications about what you are doing at each incident and why.
- Obviously, you must be confident around dogs. There is an element of running and lifting your dog over fences, often whilst wearing boots and body armour, so you must be relatively fit.
TIPS FROM A SERVING HANDLER
“Work hard and get a good few years’ experience as a police constable before specialising; this will give you the insight and skills needed in dog handling. Other forces like the RAF and Army can train you to be a dog handler, but if you want to be out day-to-day on dog-handling operations, I would recommend a career with the police. This guide will show you EXACTLY how.”
Duties of a Police Dog
A dog’s nose is one of the best bits of equipment available to the police. A trained sniffer dog’s nose can detect 10-year-old smells and is around 2,000 times better than a human’s nose. The dog is able to follow a human scent so well that anyone who may be lost or hiding can very quickly be found. Large crowds, especially those who may exhibit bad behaviour, are a good place for dogs to be visible, if only to deter possible incident.
- Locate, run after, or stop a fleeing suspect
- Crowd control at major sporting events
- Finding buildings and open land for misplaced, missing or wanted people
- Searching for evidence or data
- Detection of drugs and explosive
- Strategic firearms operations
- Community order response
- Intelligence-led patrols supporting officers
- Guard their handler
KEY – Police dogs lives with handler and they see them as part of their family. To qualify as a handler you must have sufficient space at your home to house the dog. This includes outside space which is why those without a garden are unavailable to qualify. When these dogs retire normally at around 9 years old they usually become household pets but this is not always the case.
To become a police dog handler it is necessary to be fit so that it is easy to keep up with dog during the precise training workout to exercise which need to go through. Police dogs are extremely obedient, as are always under strict control in the most hazardous situation.
Drug Detection Dog
The first type of specialised dog is the drug detection dog and these are specifically trained to search a place, building or individual for the scent of particular drugs. By focusing on one particular scent it enables the police dog to be more effectively trained and therefore perform to a higher standard when on duty.
In many countries, these types of dogs are used in airports to sniff the baggage/people passing through the airport for illegal substances and they are often trained to follow a simply command such as sitting down if they do detect any substances.
Explosive Detection Dog
The second type of specialist dog is the explosive detection dog which is trained to detect the scent of explosives. Today these dogs work very closely with the bomb disposal team and form an essential part of the police force.
“This job one of the most exciting and challenging careers that an individual can undertake within the police. Give yourself every chance of success with this definitive guide that covers every part of the selection process.”
MAIN PRODUCT FEATURES:
- About the role of a police dog handler.
- Crucial advice on how to look after, and train, your dog.
- In-depth knowledge to prepare you for your career.
- How to prepare for and pass the recruitment process
- Free ‘How To Get Dog Handler Fit’ information guide.
- Essential advice from an experienced dog handler.
BECOME A POLICE DOG HANDLER
TOPICS AND INFORMATION INCLUDED WITHIN THE GUIDE…
- Information about the role.
- What the role involves, including working hours and conditions.
- Background information to the role.
- Vast amounts of information relating to the care of your dog.
- Training to become a police dog handler.
- The training courses that you will go on.
- How to care for your dog and police dog commands.
- The criteria for becoming a dog handler.
- What the selectors are looking for.
- How to beat the competition.
- The different types of police dog.
- Your equipment.
- The day to day life of a working dog handler.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF POLICE DOG
The police forces use a number of breeds of dogs for a variety of duties. The type of dog sometimes depends on the job to be done, but the following breeds are the ones usually used in Britain:
- German Shepherd
- Giant Schnauzer
- Belgian Shepherd
- Springer Spaniels
- German Short-Haired Pointers
Searching and tracking are the main tasks of police dogs. A single police officer is no match for a police dog as they are able to search more quickly and in very constricted places.
Some dogs are trained specially to search for drugs, explosives and guns. Springer Spaniels and Labradors are often used because they are such excellent trackers. Due to the fact that terrorism has become a very real threat in the present time, these specialist dogs are well used by the police in any area which may be a possible target for terrorists.
How to pass the Police Dog Handler selection process
- How and where to apply.
- Starting your application.
- The selection of police dog handlers.
- What the recruitment process involves.
- Completing the application form.
- What they look for during the suitability course.
- Entry routes available.
- Insider tips for experienced dog handlers.
- The police dog handler interview.
- Sample responses to the interview questions.
- Top insider tips and hints to passing selection.
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